Friday, August 31 | 8 Days a Week | Indy Week
Pin It

Friday, August 31 

Local Wild Weekend
  • Local Wild Weekend

CAT'S CRADLE—This three-day, 15-band festival is the result of fortunate coincidence: Local bandleader Ben Davis was looking to host a welcome-students concert at the Cat's Cradle, and Cradle owner and longtime Piedmont Wildlife Center volunteer Frank Heath was looking to plan his annual PWC benefit. They merged forces with a strong lineup at bargain prices: Friday (8 p.m.) Shakermaker, Butterflies, The Strugglers, Dirty5Thirty, NonCanon; Saturday (7:30 pm.) Embarrassing Fruits, Big Fat Gap, Hobex, Transportation, Fin Fang Foom; Sunday (4 p.m.) Ships, Red Collar, David Karsten Daniels, Boxbomb, The Never, Roman Candle. Pay $5 each night or splurge for a $10 weekend pass. —Grayson Currin


If you cannot see the music player below, download the free Flash Player.

TEMPLE THEATRE—The New York Post says that Jason Petty doesn't just impersonate famed country singer Hank Williams as much as "[channel] his ghost." Since 1996, actor and singer Petty has been performing Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, a revue he wrote about the life and times of the hillbilly Shakespeare, the man who penned much of the country music songbook before he expired in the back of a hired car at the age of 29. Petty has performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe, garnering awards, including a Village Voice Obie Award for "Outstanding Actor." The show runs Aug. 30-Sept. 30. For more info, visit or call 774-4155. —Megan Stein

  • Local Wild Weekend benefit at Cat's Cradle; Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes at Temple Theatre

Latest in 8 Days a Week


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in 8 Days a Week

Twitter Activity


I meant to catch this a while ago but "Pirate Love" is a song by the Heartbreakers, not the Dolls...just …

by gojiku13 on Monday 3.22 (8 Days a Week)


Add Gal Costa to Duke's Brazil music legend column. Costa was here, in Reynolds Theater, this fall. Her …

by Aaron Greenwald on Sunday 3.14 (8 Days a Week)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation